Research Facility

Central Biobank

Central Biobanking facility at the Erasmus MC

The Central Biobanking facility at the Erasmus MC opened its doors in 2019 and facilitates excellent scientific research using biomaterials. The facility allows researchers to collect, store and manage their human biomaterials in an efficient and standardized way, compliant with all current regulations and ethical standards.

Services

Equipment

Nordic freezersUltralow temperature (UTL) storage

We have 64 NORDIC Storage for Science -80°C freezers. This concept has many advantages compared to conventional ULT freezers of which we list a few. The NORDIC concept can save up to 78% energy, in part because the heat generating parts (compressors) are physically separated from the cold parts (storage space). The system is redundant, meaning a 100% back-up during system failures. Our freezers are 2.7 meters in height, meaning more storage capacity per m2. 

 

Biobank information management system (BIMS)

All our samples are registered in LabTrain mSample from Bodegro. This BIMS allows researchers to manage their biomaterials themselves in a system which is equipped with full audit trial and is compliant with current laws and regulations. 

Access

The Central Biobanking facility is open to everyone in Erasmus MC and their collaborations.

If you are curious about our collections, please visit our catalogue here. If you are interested in one of the collections please contact the principal investigator directly

Support

We support researchers in setting up their biobank. We provide them with information about logistics, standardization, quality, ethical review, data management and costs, to make sure no researcher needs to reinvent the wheel. Experts at experienced collections points (Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Genomics) advice the researcher while preparing their research protocol. Once collection of biomaterial has started and as long as we facilitate the sample storage, we help the researcher manage the database(s) and facilitate sample requests.

Training & education

Training

We provide an in house training on the use of our Biobank information management system.

Documentation

News, events & publications

News

Events

30th June 2020

Opening Central Cold Storage facility

 

3th & 4th October

National Biobank Day

 

Publications

About us

Our team

group picture

 

fLTR: Peter Riegman (Biobank expert, head of the Erasmus MC Tissue bank), Hilde Brouwers (Biobank coordinator), Kira van Ree (Biobank analyst), Stefan van der Vliet (Applications manager), Lara Schriek-Servaas (Projectmanager) & Frans Sebus (Cold storage Coordinator)

Not in this picture: Cemile Duran – Imamoglu (Biobank analyst) & Marion Kirkels – Breukers (METC secretary)
 

Collaboration

Questions?

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